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Pepperoni vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pepperoni and Mortadella?

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Selenium and Vitamin B5, yet Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11749% more.
  • Pepperoni has 36 times more Manganese than Mortadella. While Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, Mortadella has only 0.03mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Mortadella is lower.

We used Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Mortadella, beef, pork types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Calcium - 18

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 185% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Pepperoni
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
45
Mortadella

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
3%
Mortadella
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pepperoni Mortadella
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sodium (difference - 336mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pepperoni Mortadella Opinion
Calories 504 311 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 16.37 Pepperoni
Fats 46.28 25.39 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.18 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 97 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 52 41 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 19 18 Pepperoni
Potassium 274 163 Pepperoni
Magnesium 18 11 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.06 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 2.1 Pepperoni
Starch
Phosphorus 158 97 Pepperoni
Sodium 1582 1246 Mortadella
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.03 0.22 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 1 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 0.119 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.987 2.673 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93 0.44 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 0.13 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 5.8 1.6 Pepperoni
Folate 5 3 Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527 Mortadella
Saturated Fat 17.708 9.51 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 11.38 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 3.12 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 0.152 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 0.633 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901 0.708 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575 1.213 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652 1.262 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511 0.394 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778 0.598 Pepperoni
Valine 0.987 0.735 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688 0.52 Pepperoni
Fructose 0 Pepperoni

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients
  2. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.